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12-10-18, 11:10 AM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks for all you guys' responses. This is a...

Thanks for all you guys' responses. This is a great forum and you've all been very helpful.

I did look for a reset switch on the old heater, but didn't find one. My wife took the heater apart and...
12-07-18, 12:49 PM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks for responding. The only thing on the...

Thanks for responding.

The only thing on the 240 volt circuit is the heater outlet.
Without the heater plugged into the outlet, here's what I measured this morning:

At the shop sub panel where...
12-06-18, 01:15 PM
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Posted By heinzg

Main panel at house: 99396 You can see the...

Main panel at house:
99396

You can see the 100 amp breaker with the two large cables connected near the top left of the picture. Those two cables along with the neutral leave the panel at the...
12-06-18, 08:28 AM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks for the info. So, I'm getting more...

Thanks for the info.

So, I'm getting more than 5% voltage drop without the heater being plugged in.

The reason I mentioned corrosion at the main service entrance is because we lost power at one...
12-06-18, 08:19 AM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks. I will do that today. As soon as it warms...

Thanks. I will do that today. As soon as it warms up a bit, and I have my breakfast.
12-05-18, 04:59 PM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks for the responses. I replaced the 40...

Thanks for the responses.

I replaced the 40 amp breaker with a 30 amp, but the heater still doesn't come on.

Not sure what the sub panel is rated for. I just said 100 amps because that's what...
12-05-18, 01:17 PM
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Posted By heinzg

I'll replace the 40 amp breaker. I was wrong...

I'll replace the 40 amp breaker.

I was wrong about the conduit. The conduit is only used from the house main service entrance to the trench where the cable is buried, and from the trench up to the...
12-05-18, 12:20 PM
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Posted By heinzg

Sub-panel: 99386 Outlet: 99387 The...

Sub-panel:
99386

Outlet:
99387

The outlet now has the bare ground connected to the "ground" plug receptacle of the outlet. I haven't replaced the 40 amp breaker with a 30 amp breaker yet.
I...
12-05-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks. With the heater plugged in, where...

Thanks.

With the heater plugged in, where would I measure that? Without the heater plugged in I read 240 volts between the hots on the receptacle.

The only thing on that circuit is the outlet.
12-05-18, 08:20 AM
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Posted By heinzg

Thanks. I'll pick up a 30 amp breaker today....

Thanks.

I'll pick up a 30 amp breaker today.

The hots (red and black) are connected as per your diagram. But I have the white wire connected to the ground in your diagram. I'll connect the bare...
12-04-18, 07:26 PM
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Posted By heinzg

240 Volt portable heater will not come on.

The heater is a 240 volt, 4800 watt, 20 amp, DynaGlo portable heater, that I want to use to heat a small shop. The shop is detached and has a 100 amp sub panel (there is a 100 amp breaker in the main...
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